China’s AI Regulation: Chatbots Must Stick to the Communist Party Line

Man preparing to type on a laptop while the screen shows a chatbot asking: 'What can I help you with?'

China is taking steps to regulate all domestic artificial intelligence chatbots so that they will conform to the Communist Party line. (Image: BiancoBlue via Dreamstime)

A New Study Decodes Language and Meaning From Brain Scans

A non-invasive brain scan.

Neuroscientists at the University of Texas have for the first time decoded data from non-invasive brain scans and used them to reconstruct language and meaning from stories that people hear, see or even imagine. (Image: via Pixabay)

Here’s Why We Still Don’t Have the ‘Right to Repair’

Smartphone with a cracked screen laying on concrete sidewalk.

When you buy a product, you expect to be able to repair it. The problem is, many modern products are designed so that you can’t fix them. (Image: Oliver Sved via Dreamstime)

Can Machines Be Self-Aware? New Research Explains How This Could Happen

A self-aware robot.

Being intelligent in a community means being able to infer the intent of others, which stems from their feelings and preferences. (Image: via Pixabay)

Will AI Ever Reach Human-Level Intelligence? We Asked 5 Experts

Woman's hands hovering over the keys of her laptop with a futuristic AI network superimposed on the image.

There’s no doubt AI systems appear to be 'intelligent' to some extent, but could they ever be as intelligent as humans? (Image: Wrightstudio via Dreamstime)

Has GPT-4 Really Passed the Startling Threshold of Human-Level Artificial Intelligence?

Silhouette of a woman sitting in front of a laptop with the ChatGPT logo on the wall in the background.

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has unabashedly declared its pursuit of artificial general intelligence. (Image: Peter Kováč via Dreamstime)

3 Companies Leading the Way in Connecting Brains to Computers

Image of brain and spots over network of connections.

It may surprise you to know that the earliest brain-computer interfaces were developed in the 1970s and were used on cats and other animals. (Image: Wave Break Media Ltd via Dreamstime)

3D-Printed Cake Is Real: Scientists Made It Happen

3d-printed-cheesecake slices.

Scientists are hopeful that once mastered, 3D-printing could replace conventional cooking, allowing food to be tailored to nutritional needs of children, athletes or those on dietary restrictions. (Image: Jonathan Blutinger via Columbia Engineering)

Apple Books Launches Revolutionary AI-Narrated Audiobooks

Apple's audiobooks.

Apple's Books service now offers audiobooks with text-to-speech artificial intelligence narration, a development that might profoundly affect the multibillion-dollar audiobook market, which includes industry leader Amazon's Audible. (Image: via Apple)

How the Oura Ring Can Upgrade Your Health?

The Oura ring.

The Oura ring has started to gain popularity among those committed to changing their lives once and for all. (Image: via